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A Traditional Education in Japanese Martial Arts History

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Grandmaster Marchetti recently led a presentation on Japanese martial arts history to a group of young students.  He conducted this seminar for Master Hector Rodriguez and his American Pride school based in Florida.  Grandmaster Marchetti believes that a strong background in the history of the arts is essential; it forms the foundation for all martial arts training.  This training class …

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KMA Dojo Well Represented at the 25th Anniversary of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council

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Grandmaster Marchetti is one of the founding board members of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council (WHFSC).  The WHFSC is the foremost collective group of accredited martial arts masters and grandmasters in the world and this year the organization celebrated its 25th-anniversary event.  Grandmaster Marchetti proudly welcomed nine of his students to this year’s 25th Anniversary celebration, including students …

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Grandmaster Martchetti Attends “Showdown at the Bay IV”

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On February 26, 2016 Grandmaster Marchetti attended the “Showdown at the Bay IV” boxing event in Palm Bar Florida as part of his work with the Florida State Boxing Commission. As many of our readers know Grandmaster Marchetti has a long history with boxing that spans his entire martial arts career making this an excellent fit. Pictured below you can see the …

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“Real Rocky” Chuck Wepner speaks about upcoming biopic…

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Always happy to support his good friend, Grandmaster Vincent Marchetti accompanied KMA Black Belt Chuck Wepner in August to Jarvis Hall in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Chuck had been invited to speak about the movie “The Bleeder”, his life in and out of the ring and participate in a Q&A. In addition to the Q&A, Chuck Wepner also signed autographs and posed for …

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KMA Black Belt Test – Perfect Record

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“Of all the things that I’ve ever done, this was the most difficult thing to accomplish.  All of my other athletic achievements came easily.”   –  Bernice Marshall, KMA Black Belt and College Softball Hall of Famer On July 23, 2016, Kearny Martial Arts held a black belt test.  As is our tradition, this Saturday started with students arriving at 9 …

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Grandmaster Marchetti Connects with Goshin Ryu Karate Do Association

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Recently, Grandmaster Marchetti was requested by his long time friend, Grandmaster Juan Otero, to provide two hours of Ju Jitsu training at a recent black belt meeting of the Goshin Ryu Karate Do Association.  Grandmaster Marchetti and Grandmaster Otero travelled from their homes in Florida to attend this training.  This training seminar was held on May 14, 2016, at Grandmaster Otero’s Dojo in Hasbrouck …

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KMA Instructors Teach Free Self-Defense Seminar in Florida

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Grandmaster Marchetti recently conducted a free two hour self-defense seminar for the Lauderdale by the Sea community.  This event was requested by Mayor Scot Sasser and coordinated by his Public Information Officer, Steve D’Oliveira.  Chief Instructor Joe Pung was also present to assist Grandmaster Marchetti during the seminar. The town of Lauderdale by the Sea notified residents of the free seminar with several large …

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KMA Black Belt Chuck Wepner Visits During Black Belt Test

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Our most recent article “A Rite of Passage – The Kearny Martial Arts Black Belt Test” provided an in-depth look into the rich history and tradition that lies behind the KMA Black Belt test.  The test’s reputation as a hard core, traditional test has long attracted a distinguished list of honorary guests and celebrities.  Among others, Grandmaster Gary Alexander and the late Grandmaster Johnny …

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A Rite of Passage – The Kearny Martial Arts Black Belt Test

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February 20th, 2016 was a typical Saturday morning for most people, a quiet and sunny start to the weekend. Behind the locked doors and shaded windows of Kearny Martial Arts, it was anything but a normal day. Students, teachers and invited guests had gathered for a black belt test, a time honored tradition that can trace its lineage back centuries to …